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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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Overall 6
6.0

Não é metade do que eu esperava.

Arthur Rosa - fotografias especiais, B&H Photo
26 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I wrote this review in portuguese. we have to much reviews in english here and out, so i tried to help my non english speakers friends from Brazil.---------Eu comprei essa lente com expectativas elevadas. Afinal é uma das lentes mais caras da Canon e uma L. Quando a tirei de caixa com um sorriso no rosto me surpreendi com a qualidade da construção e a beleza dessa peça de vidro.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 6
6.0

Awesome but FRINGE is intense

GenaroPhotography, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Bokeh and sharpness (as with any L prime) Cons: Don understand why the fringe is comparable to the 50mm 1.8, its L glass. Focus is slow (has like 10lbs of glass inside) THE FRINGE IS HORRIBLE! Nasty purples and blues all around my subjects, I feel like people will judge me asking why I am shooting weddings with consumer grade glass.
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Overall 6
6.0

slow focus great blur

contractor john, B&H Photo
29 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Focus is really slow as others have mentioned. Background blur is awesome. I finally understand what people mean about creamy. This IS creamy. I got this for low light work at weddings and parties. The problem is the action is often moving and the light is poor. With the slow auto focus I've missed lots of shots. It seems to hunt around in low light also. I don't understand the type of focus system it uses either. You can't manually focus unless the camera is on.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Eh, it's ok...

TylerVPhoto, B&H Photo
3 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I used this lens for weddings and portraits. It is a decent lens but not worth the money, not even close. It DOES produce beautiful bokeh, is very sharp and it has unreal contrast and colors for its wide aperture. What it DOESN'T have is the ability to control CA problems (it's downright awful at this) and the AF is just slow enough to make you miss shots. Also, the 135mm f/2L smokes this lens easy in nearly every department. I know, I know it's f/2 not f/1.2.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Great portrait lens, slow focusing for action phography....

SRC Photography, Amazon
1 November 2011
  • Summary: I recently sold this lens as I found the auto focus speed did not meet the standard typical of Canon L series lenses. I photograph a lot of gymnastics and while this lens can produce awesome images, it has difficulty tracking and focusing contributing to some minor out of focus results. The lens is awesome for portraits and stills, but I would not recommend this lens for low light, action photography like gymnastics.
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Overall 6
6.0

SLOW

ARAPOS, Adorama
4 September 2011
Overall 6
6.0

I need to try for a while

Richin, B&H Photo
28 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought it for portrait. It's focusing backward a little. I need to adjust it.
  • Pros: So so
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow focus

Stephanie Marie Photographie, B&H Photo
20 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for my business, Stephanie Marie Photographie. I specialize in newborn & childrens photography. For the most part, I have enjoyed this lens, however, I am disappointed in the slow reaction time it pulls the focus. If you have any tips to quicken this process I would LOVE To hear it! Thanks!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp but slow and erratic autofocus

Jarj, B&H Photo
29 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for portraits and particularly wanted to test the results at f1.2 in natural light. Obviously, focus is critical and I hoped it would work well with auto focus for shots that did not allow time for critical manual focus. Unfortunately, the lens did not work well with my 1Ds III. It was slow and erratic. I even tried focusing on buildings several miles away in daylight and the lens missed infinity more often than not.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow & Heavy, but excellent image qualit

Photogeek in chief, B&H Photo
1 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Big, slow, heavy, well-built with excellent image quality. Great bokeh, but too slow to focus for my taste. It drove me nuts. Great for portraits, but too slow for any type of sports, action or pj imaging.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy bulky, Slow Focus
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